Counseling & PBSES Newsletter

Newcastle Elementary

Dear Families,

If your family celebrates Valentine’s Day, you may be thinking of ways to express your affection for friends and family this week. Whether or not our family takes part in this tradition, it is always a good time to reflect on the theme of love. It is arguably the most important concept humans can gather around. May you find space and time to soak in all the love around you and pass it on. See the articles below for some inspiration around being intentional about teaching love as a family value.

~Kailey & Alex

Resources for Families

IFCB: Quarterly Clothing Bank Shopping Event

3/10 & 3/11

The Clothing Bank is currently closed due to Covid19 restrictions, however IFCB is holding periodic events for individuals and families to choose winter gear. Our clothing events are open to registered clients in our expanded clothing bank service area: 98027, 98029, 98074, 98075, 98038, 98024, 98025, 98014, 98045, 98050, 98055-59, 98065.

Swedish School Based Health Counselors

The Issaquah School District, in partnership with Swedish, have our Swedish School Based Health Counselors (SBHCs) available to offer virtual mental health services to students in the Issaquah School District! See the file below for more information:

Coal Creek YMCA LEAP Program

The Y is pleased to introduce Y LEAP Academy, a full-day program designed in partnership with individual school districts to support kids and families with distance learning and school-day care along with the enrichment activities, social emotional learning, and play that the Y is known for. For more information visit:

Schoolhouse Rec!

“Schoolhouse Rec!” provides children with a safe, quiet and supportive environment for successful online schooling participation with the added benefit of socialization during lunch, recess and Wednesday afternoon art, PE and crazy shenanigans! February spots are available for Issaquah School District students, grades K-5. Create a schedule that works for your family. $60/day; $50/day for Issaquah Residents.
** If you have complications with accessing our available district food supports (or know someone who does), or if you are needing school supplies, please reach out to Ms. Mutter ( and she will assist in finding a solution that best meets your needs**